Care Quality Commission – Voices Into Action

Your views of dentists and independent ambulance services  All primary dental care services (or dentists) and independent ambulance services must be registered with CQC from April 2011.  This includes dentists who do NHS work, private work or a mixture of both. Independent ambulance services include any vehicles designed for the main purpose of carrying someone […]

Health Secretary sets new challenges for the NHS

  21 June 2010 09:25 Department of Health   (National)  – NHS must accelerate cuts in management costs – – Targets removed as focus shifts to outcomes – The NHS will begin to make immediate efficiency savings by tackling escalating management costs in order to meet the increasing demands on NHS services, Health Secretary Andrew […]

Hospitals Face Penalties For Readmissions

The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley has announced that hospitals will be held responsible for patients’ health and well-being for up to a month after they are discharged, As part of a series of major reforms, hospitals will be penalised financially if patients have to be readmitted within 30 days because their conditions were not treated properly. About 500,000 patients […]

Care Quality Commission News – June 2010

  New advice for mental health patients If you or somebody close to you has their rights restricted under the Mental Health Act you may be interested in new advice on our website. We have produced new guidance on the rights of people detained in hospital, made subject to community treatment orders and also outlined […]

Hillingdon LINk Public Meeting

The Hillingdon LINk Public Meeting on Wednesday 30th June – 7pm to 9pm  At the Tudor Suite, Tudor Lodge Hotel 50 Field End Road, Eastcote, HA5 2QN The hot topic for the evening will be the proposed merger of Hillingdon Community Health (HCH) and Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) and the impact that this could […]

NHS Choices have recently launched the Major Trauma Improvement Forum

Each year there are approximately 34,000 people in England with life-changing physical injury as a result of major trauma. At least 10,000 people every year experience long-term disabilities following a major trauma. If you are a patient, family or carer who has experience of major trauma, then they want to hear from you. This is […]